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10 Bold Novels About Women Everyone Should Read

Books are not just for entertainment. They can be a great source for reflection, perspective, and learning, as well.

Whether you're on a soul-searching journey or you simply strive to improve your life every step of the way, inspirational books can be a great tool to work through the incident of you.

Maybe your goal is to change your habits, be more accepting of yourself, or learn about someone with a very different background than your own.

Why You Should Read And Take 6 Incredible Takeaways From The Book “Grit”

Sometimes you need a boost from a brave female historical figure, a bold female industry leader, or a badass female character to remind you of all the things that women have accomplished and can achieve when they aren’t pushed to the margins and can claim their rightful space in the spotlight.

10 Bold Novels About Women Everyone Should Read

1. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

She’s the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on television today: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder. Her iconic characters—Meredith Grey, Cristina Yang, Olivia Pope, Annalise Keating—live boldly and speak their minds. So who would suspect that Shonda Rhimes, the mega talent who owns Thursday night television, is an introvert? That she hired a publicist so she could avoid public appearances? That she hugged walls at splashy parties and suffered panic attacks before media interviews so severe she remembered nothing afterward?

Before her Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes was an expert at declining invitations others would leap to accept. With three children at home and three hit television shows on TV, it was easy to say that she was simply too busy. But in truth, she was also afraid.

Why You should Read How to Make it Happen by Maria Hatzistefanis

Afraid of cocktail party faux pas like chucking a chicken bone across a room; petrified of live television appearances where Shonda Rhimes could trip and fall and bleed out right there in front of a live studio audience; terrified of the difficult conversations that came so easily to her characters on-screen. In the before, Shonda’s introvert life revolved around burying herself in work, snuggling her children, and comforting herself with food.

2. Woman, Eat Me Whole